What to Do in Boise

This list was compiled from Boise Weekly's readers' and editors' top picks.

Restaurants

13th Street Pub and Grill (Pubs & Breweries)
1520 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-639-8888
travelgirl says: Great little low key place with a very reasonably priced as well as tasty menu. The salads I have tried are fantastic as is the turkey brie sandwich. Glad to have it join th hyde park scene. More...
BBQ4LIFE (BBQ)
930 S. Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-639-0568
Flycaster7 says: Delicious ribs, smoky and lightly sauced. Wife absolutely loves the tri-tip, pulled pork is another fave. Try this place, you will likely abandon the others. More...
34 E State St Eagle ID
208-514-0068
Brickyard Steakhouse (Steak & Seafood)
601 Main St. Boise ID
208-287-2121
thebaldgourmet says: The Brickyard is a quaint little upscale restaurant with traditional Steakhouse menu items as well as fun little twists like their truffle fries and their Pot de Créme with Pop Rocks. Located on the corner of Main and 6th, it More...
Calle 75 Street Tacos-Downtown Boise (South of the Border)
110 N. 11th St. Boise ID
208-336-2511
Casa Mexico-Fairview (South of the Border)
10332 Fairview Ave. Boise ID
208-375-0342
Mike Luttrell says: I have been a regular at Casa Mexico for 17 years. I have lived all over the United States and find Casa Mexico to be one of the best Mexican restaurants I've experienced. More...
CasaBlanca Cuban Grill (South of the Border)
5506 W. Overland Road Boise ID
208-331-2370
Battlestar14 says: Outstanding! Authentic, run by Cuban family. As a Cuban myself, I can attest the food is terrific. Try the combo appetizer which includes plantain bananas and croquettes! Keep in mind the flavoring is very "tangy" (tropical) with terrific steamed rice More...
Cloud 9 Brewery (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
1750 W. State St. Boise ID
208-336-0681
gypsycat1353 says: awesome food artfully prepared & nanobrewery offerings are terrific & unique, the root beer brewed on site is to die for! More...
Crescent "No Lawyers" Bar/Grill (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
5500 W. Franklin Road Boise ID
208-322-9856
DJInBoise says: Great place for sports and people watching. I miss the original location but always enjoy the new digs. Great bar food too! More...
1115 N. Main St. Meridian ID
208-884-0142
sandlewoodO says: Give yourself a pleasant treat with fabulous food and staff. You'll go back again and again. More...
4320 W. State St. Boise ID
208-384-0000
Jacob Mylan says: The quality ingredients on these pies is amazing. This is the place we go to for a celebration. Thank you flying pie! More...
108 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-345-4100
dmnk says: Definitely the best breakfast in Boise! The eggs benedict, the french toast, and breakfast burrito are all great! So good in fact that I'm sure there's not a bad item on their entire menu. Be prepared to wait, but we More...
Goldy's Corner (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
625 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-433-3934
235 N. Fifth St. Boise ID
208-345-9011
BoisePotatohead says: now this is Pizza! > shut all the rest down More...
Little Kitchen Pastries (Coffeehouses/Bakeries)
433 N. Main St. Meridian ID
208-855-2077
Parrilla Grill (South of the Border)
1512 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-323-4688
Kit Herndon says: Boise chamber member visiting another chamber member for lunch today...Great service, great food, and great atmosphere!!! From Kit More...
Petite 4 (European)
4 Latah St. Boise ID
208-345-1055
Richard's (European)
500 S. Capitol Blvd. Boise ID
208-472-1463
646 Fulton St. Boise ID
208-342-4288
1718 S. Eagle Road Meridian ID
208-888-6278
justicenow says: Sakana is wonderful. You might want to start with a lunch. The Bento boxes are fresh and delicious, especially the salmon. They are doing $1.00 sushi specials on Mondays that give you a chance to try a variety of options. More...
Schnitzel Garten (European)
1225 E. Winding Creek Drive Eagle ID
208-629-8855
415 E. Parkcenter Blvd. Boise ID
208-429-0011
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-473-7200
kittycatlane says: I LOVE this place! The food keeps me going back, again and again, even though they moved downtown and I don't usually head down there, I now make a special trip just because of them! I even have my kids More...
The Gyro Shack-Meridian Fairview (Mediterranean/Middle Eastern)
1050 E. Fairview Ave. Meridian ID
208-918-0011
276 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-856-8956

Nightlife Venues

10th Street Station (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
104 10th St. Boise ID
208-344-2677
Just Another John Smith says: Since new owner Dan K. took over a few months ago (maybe closer to a year now) 10th Street Station has improved vastly. Higher-end liquors, better beers, and proper pint-sized pours! And say what you will about the smoking ban, More...
44 Club (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise)
4340 W. State St. Boise ID
208-344-0693
ParkerSmith says: I like their policy on happy hour. I think that I would love this bar. Relaxing Bars in Singapore http://www.blvd.sg/our-venues More...
Bella Brewing (Bars and Clubs)
4340 W. Chinden Blvd. Garden City ID
208-629-5623
Bodovino (Bars and Clubs)
404 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-8466
Chandlers Steakhouse (Fine Dining, Steak & Seafood, Music Venues)
981 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-383-4300
Beekeeper says: I love corn fed beef and disdain idiots who don't know any better. Great atmosphere and wine selection. Have done Thanksgiving dinner there for years and always had a great experience. More...
China Blue (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
100 S. Sixth St. Boise ID
208-345-9515
Paul Valentine says: Awesome Experience I had the best time great service, fair prices, Really fantastic staff, I'm Very impressed with the music and their DJ Zuz One of the Best DJ,s In Idaho, I would recommend to all of my friends and More...
Crescent "No Lawyers" Bar/Grill (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
5500 W. Franklin Road Boise ID
208-322-9856
DocBelcheir says: Jodi... Thumbs Up! An atmosphere that allows for friendly chats, sports enthusiasts, and billard buffs. The food is great - try the steamers - none better. The best wait staff I have come across yet. You might even get Jodi More...
Double Tap Pub (Bars and Clubs, Pubs & Breweries)
409 S. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-364-7800
Gil's K-9 Bar (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Pubs & Breweries)
2506 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-4420
Goodwood Barbecue Company (BBQ, Coldest Beer in Boise)
7849 W. Spectrum St. Boise ID
208-658-7173
Chad says: I cannot vouch for any Goodwood but the one in Boise but they are amazing and are the most customer friendly restaurant I have ever been to! We live 10 hours from this restaurant but whenever we head east it More...
Highlands Hollow Brewhouse (Pubs & Breweries, Coldest Beer in Boise)
2455 N. Harrison Hollow Lane Boise ID
208-343-6820
Calamity Cathy says: Definitely my favorite brew pub/restaurant in the valley. Amazing micro brews (favorites being: Doolies, Hippie Shake and Full Moon Stout), great food and fantastic, cozy atmosphere. You are missing out if you haven't been here! More...
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-367-1212
Lucky 13 Pizza/The Garage (Pizza, Coldest Beer in Boise)
3662 S. Eckert Road Boise ID
208-344-6967
DeucesWild says: Great building and interior, you'll love the roll up, garage doors on warm spring days. Pizza's a fine pie, sandwiches need some help. Staff, while spartan are always working hard to satisfy. Nice place to bring kids for a pizza. More...
Meriwether Cider House (Bars and Clubs)
224 N. Ninth St Boise ID
Modern Hotel and Bar (Hotels, Bars and Clubs, Fine Dining)
1314 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-424-8244 or 1-866-780-6012
Neurolux (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
111 N. 11th St. Boise ID
208-343-0886
Go Listen Boise says: Thank you for supporting local music!
733 S. Pioneer St. Boise ID
208-344-0011
Pengilly's Saloon (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
513 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-6344
John Berryhill 1 says: I LOVE ME SOME PENGiLLY'S!!!
Piper Pub and Grill (Pubs & Breweries, Music Venues, Coldest Beer in Boise)
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-343-2444
k1000 says: Food was great! I had the Mahi Tacos and my girlfriend had the southwest salad. My tacos were delicious with the creamy avocado sauce. Service was decent too, considering it was a busy Saturday night. Will be back for seconds More...
Prost! Boise (Bars and Clubs, European)
274 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-9395
Red Feather Lounge (Fine Dining, Coldest Beer in Boise)
246 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-429-6340
Mark Csencsits says: Red Feather is like eating at the restaurant your friend owns. They think of the city as their family and treat everyone like that.. The food is consistently good and the servers and bartenders are nice. No hate for Red More...
The Amsterdam Lounge (Bars and Clubs)
609 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-3459515
The Balcony Club (Bars and Clubs, Coldest Beer in Boise, Music Venues)
150 N. Eighth St. Boise ID
208-336-1313
The HandleBar Boise (Bars and Clubs)
1519 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-344-0068
Whiskey Bar (Bars and Clubs)
509 W. Main St. Boise ID
208-345-2505

Public Places

Big Al's (Cultural Attractions, American)
1900 N. Eagle Road Meridian Idaho
208-780-6118
Knitting Factory Concert House (Bars and Clubs, Event Centers, Music Venues)
416 S. Ninth St. Boise ID
208-367-1212
Wild Plum Events and Eats (Event Centers)
1621 N. Orchard St. Boise ID
208-994-7437

Shops

Amaru Confections (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Stores)
217 S. Roosevelt St. Boise ID
208-991-2253
Big City Coffee (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1416 W Grove St. Boise ID
208-345-3145
Boise Co-op North End (Delis, Stores)
888 W. Fort St. Boise ID
208-472-4500
Go Listen Boise says: Thank you for supporting local music!
Boise Co-op The Village (Stores, Delis)
2350 N. Eagle Road Meridian ID
208-809-2200
Cucina di Paolo (Delis, Stores)
1504 Vista Ave. Boise ID
208-345-7150
Jackie Donahue says: This place is a true diamond in the rough. Hands down one of the best restaurants in town with great Italian and American options. All of the pastas are to die for, and the Caesar pork tenderloin sandwich is truly More...
Das Alpenhaus Delikatessen (European, Stores)
1340 S. Vista Ave Boise ID
208-426-0773
Flying M Coffeegarage (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses, Music Venues)
1314 Second St. S. Nampa ID
208-467-5533
Flying M Coffeehouse (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
500 W. Idaho St. Boise ID
208-345-4320
ajax says: What, the 'M' not reviewed here yet after all these years!!! Simply THE BEST coffeehouse in Boise, and I really have to say pretty much anywhere, and I've traveled to a lot of places and drank a lot of coffee. More...
Flying M Coffeeshop (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
724 Arthur St. Caldwell ID
208-718-2720
Hyde Perk Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
1507 N. 13th St. Boise ID
208-345-2046
Porterhouse (Stores, Delis)
600 S. Rivershore Lane Eagle ID
208-938-1441
Rembrandt's Coffee House (Coffeehouses/Bakeries, Coffeehouses)
93 S. Eagle Road Eagle ID
208-938-1564
The Basque Market (Basque, Stores)
608 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-433-1208
ajax says: One tasty way to experience a 'taste' of the Basque cuisine is to take in a night of tapas, or to be more pedantic, 'pintxos' at 'The Basque Market.' Not only is it the food, but the wine tasting, as More...
The Sturiale Place (Italian, Markets)
1501 W. Jefferson St. Boise ID
208-908-7041

Services

Modern Hotel and Bar (Hotels, Bars and Clubs, Fine Dining)
1314 W. Grove St. Boise ID
208-424-8244 or 1-866-780-6012

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